Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How to Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

1 1/2 c Brown sugar, packed
1 c Shortening
2 tb Molasses
2 ts Vanilla
2 Whole egg
3 c Rolled oats
1 c Flour
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Salt
3/4 c Nuts -- chopped
12 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 15 x 10 or 13 x 9 inch pan. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add molasses, vanilla, and eggs; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt; blend well. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown and center is set. Cool slightly; cut into bars. Serve warm or cool. 48 bars.

Peanut Butter Bars

3/4 c Butter
2 c Peanut butter
1 1/2 c Crushed graham crackers
1 lb Powdered sugar
6 oz Chocolate chips
1 tb Crisco oil
Mix first 4 ingredients - knead until smooth. Press into 9 x 13" pan. Melt chocolate chips in saucepan with oil. Spread over mixture in pan. Chill 1 hour & cut into bars.

Reese's Bars

1 c Melted butter
2 3/4 c Icing sugar
1 c Peanut butter
2 1/2 c Graham wafer crumbs
12 oz Chocolate chips
Mix together first four and press into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.
Melt the chocolate chips and pour over the peanut butter mixture. Let cool slightly and then cut into bars before the chocolate hardens completely.

Scrumptious Chocolate Layer Bars

12 oz Chocolate chips
5 oz Can evaporated milk
8 oz Cream cheese
1/2 ts Almond extract
3 c Flour
1 c Butter, softened
2 Eggs
1 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Almond extract
Mix chocolate chips, cream cheese and evaporated milk in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 tsp. almond extract. Mix well;set aside. Combine remaining ingredients. Blend well until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press 1/2 crumbs (not too hard) in greased 9 x 13 pan. Spread with chocolate mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 of crumbs over filling. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and cut into bars. Makes approx. 36 bars.

Snicker Bars

11 1/2 oz Milk chocolate chips
2 tb Shortening
30 Vanilla caramels
2 tb Water
1 c Chopped peanuts
Melt chips and shortening in microwave. Stir until smooth. Pour 1/2 of chocolate mixture into 8" foil lined pan. Refrigerate until firm (about 15 minutes). Put caramels, butter and water in bowl and heat in microwave. Stir until smooth. Blend in nuts. Pour over first chocolate mixture; refrigerate until tacky (about 15 minutes). Reheat remaining chocolate. if necessary, pour over top, chill, cut and enjoy.

Thin Fudgy Chocolate Strippers

1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/3 Cap unsweetened cocoa
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Salt
1 c Sugar
3 tb Stick margarine, softened
1 ts Instant espresso granules Or 2 ts Instant coffee granules
1 ts Vanilla extract
1 (2 1/2-ounce) jar prune baby food
1 lg Egg
Nonstick cooking spray
1 (1-oz) square semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 (1-oz) square white baking chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven 350 F. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in bowl; stir well. Combine sugar, margarine, espresso, vanilla, baby food and egg in large bowl. Beat at high speed with mixer for 2 minutes; stir in dry ingredients (dough will be thick). Spoon dough into 15xlO-inch jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 13 minutes. (Do not overcook.) Cool completely in pan. Cut into 36 bars. Place bars on wax paper. Place semisweet chocolate in heavy duty zip-top plastic bag; place white chocolate in a heavy-duty Tiptop plastic bag. Microwave both bags at Medium-Low (30 percent power) for 1 minute or until chocolate melts. Knead bags until smooth. Snip a tiny hole in corner of each bag; drizzle chocolates over bars. Allow drizzle on bars to cool, before eating. Makes 3 dozen. Note: Can be made ahead of time, and stored in airtight container. Drizzle chocolates onto bars on the day you wish to serve them.

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

1/2 c Butter or margarine softened
1 1/4 c Sugar
2 Eggs
1 ts Almond extract
2 1/4 c All-purpose flour
1/4 c Hershey's Cocoa -OR- European Style Cocoa
1 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
1 c Sliced almonds
Additional sliced almonds (optional)
Chocolate Glaze:
1 c Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chips
1 tb Shortening*
White Glaze:
1/4 c Premier White Chips (Hershey's)
1 ts Shortening
*(do not use butter, margarine or oil in Glaze recipes).
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until well blended. Add eggs and almond extract; beat until smooth. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend into butter mixture, beating until smooth. (Dough will be thick.) Using wooden spoon, work almonds into dough. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands, shape each half into rectangular log about 2 inches in diameter and 11 inches long; place on large ungr eased cookie sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake 30 minutes or until logs are set. Remove from oven; cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes. Using serrated knife and sawing motion, cut logs into 1/2-inch diagonal slices. Discard end pieces. Arrange slices, cut sides down, close together on cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. Turn each slice over; bake an additional 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven; cool on cookie sheet on wire rack. Dip end of each biscotti in Chocolate Glaze or drizzle glaze over entire cookie. Drizzle White Glaze over chocolate glaze. Garnish with additional almonds, if desired. About 2-1/2 dozen cookies. Chocolate Glaze: In small microwave-safe bowl, place 1 cup Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 tablespoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine or oil). Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until smooth when stirred. About 1 cup glaze.
White Glaze: In small microwave-safe bowl, place 1/4 cup Hershey's Premier White Chips and 1 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine or oil). Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 to 45 seconds or until smooth when stirred. About 1/4 cup glaze.

Chocolate Biscotti

4 oz Unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c Butter
1/2 ts Vanilla extract
3 lg Eggs
1 1/4 c Sugar
3 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Baking powder
1 c Hazelnuts or walnuts; chop
1 Egg white; lightly beaten
Melt chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Beat eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until frothy; gradually add sugar, beating until thick and pale (about 5 minutes). Add chocolate mixture, stirring until blended. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in nuts. Flour hands, and form dough into a 13" log. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with egg white. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes; cool on a wire rack. Cut log with a serrated knife crosswise into 24 (1/2-inch) slices, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes on each side. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Chocolate Peanut Biscotti

2 1/4 c All-Purpose Flour
2 1/4 ts Baking powder
1/3 c Butter, room temperature
2/3 c Granulated sugar
3 lg Eggs, room temperature
1/2 c (3 oz) semisweet-chocolate chips, melted
1 ts Vanilla extract
3/4 c Unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
1/2 c Mini-size M&M's candies
White from 1 lg egg
Mix flour and baking powder.
Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until blended. Beat in eggs, then melted chocolate and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, peanuts and mini-size candies. Divide dough in half (2 cups per half). Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 hours or until firm enough to handle. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease one large cookie sheet. With a fork, lightly beat egg white in a small bowl. Put both pieces off dough on cookie sheet, about 4 inches apart. With floured hands, shape into 14x1 1/2-inch logs. Brush with egg white. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until firm when pressed in center. (Tops may crack slightly.) Remove cookie sheet from oven to a wire rack. (Leave oven on.) Let logs cool 10 minutes, then slide them onto a cutting board. With a large serrated knife, cut each log diagonally in 30 slices. Lay slices on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer, turning once, until dry and lightly toasted. Cool completely on cookie sheets on wire rack. Store airtight up to 1 month or freeze. Prep: 20 min. Chill: 3 hr. Bake: 40 min.

Chocolate Vanilla Chip Biscotti

2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/3 c Unsweetened cocoa powder
3 ts Baking powder
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Brown sugar; packed
1/4 c Margarine or butter; softened
3 Eggs
1 c White vanilla chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees F Spray 1 large or 2 small cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In med bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking powder; mix well. In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and margarine; beat well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in white vanilla chops. With spray coated hands, firmly shape dough into 3 rolls, about 7 inches long. Place rolls at least 3 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheet; flatten each to form 3/4 inch thick rectangle, about 3 inches wide and 7 inches long. Bake at 350 degrees F for 22-28 min or until rectangles are light golden brown and centers are firm to the touch. Place rectangles on wire racks; cool 5 min. Wipe cookie sheet clean. With serrated knife, cut each rectangle into 1/2 inch slices; place, cut side up, on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 6-8 min or until top surface is slightly dry. Turn cookies over; bake an additional 6-8 min or until top surface is slightly dry. Remove cookies from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store tightly covered

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